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The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) – reviewed by George

This MGM production was directed by Charles Brabin, with a screenplay by Irene Kuhn, Edgar Allan Woolf, and John Willard, from the story by Sax Rohmer. Fu Manchu (Boris Karloff) is looking for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan, as … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Canary (1927 silent film) – reviewed by George

Cyrus West has died – harried by his heirs to the point of despair and fear. He is the canary and they are the cats, clawing at him unmercifully. But the next laugh is his: he has provided that his … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Canary (1939) – reviewed by George

In this remake the beginning is very similar, except that what I took to be upstate New York in the silent film, is now the swamps of Louisiana not too far from New Orleans. The attorney Mr. Crosby (George Zucco) … Continue reading

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